noun. A poodle with minion-ish, goon-type, hoodlum-y responsibilities, which can be so hard to fit in between grooming appointments and pig ears.
Related term: attack poodle.
Real citation: " Perhaps the evil hench poodle threw a bucket of water on her computer!"
(Aug. 30, 2007, Labradoodle Discussion Board, http://labradoodle-dogs.net/forums/post-51981.html)
Made-up citation: "Internationally, Tony Blair is known as George Bush's hench-poodle. In my neighborhood, that title is taken by little Mimi, who weighs four pounds but attacks with the ferocity of a six-pound pooch."